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It's About Time (TV Series 1966–1967) Poster

(1966–1967)

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Halfway through the one-season run, the plot was reversed in an attempt to bolster the show's ratings, which were not as spectacular as CBS had hoped they would be. The two astronauts, who had traveled back in time, now found a way to return to 1966 and took the stone-age family with them - so the rest of the run played out with Gronk, Shadd, et al trying to adjust to life in 1966-era NYC.
In the pilot, Imogene Coca's character was called "Shagg." When the producers were made aware of the fact that "shag" is a slang vulgarism in the U.K., they changed her name to "Shadd" - but didn't fix the pilot, which aired (as the premiere episode) as originally filmed.
This show used many of the props that were used on Gilligan's Island (1964), Sherwood Schwartz's other show, which also aired during the 1966-67 season.
Imogene Coca and Joe E. Ross did not get along. Coca did not like Ross' loud and vulgar personality.
Although the show only lasted one season and was not ranked high in the Nielsen ratings, it was immortalized when Isaac Asimov referred to it in an essay he wrote in February 1967 titled, "Impossible, That's All" (about how it was impossible for anything to go faster than light). The essay was later included as a chapter of Asimov's book, "Science, Numbers and I".
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Sherwood Schwartz believed that the show was a few years ahead of its time, and had the show been on around the time of the first moon landing in 1969, it would have had the potential to be a hit.
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Uses a lot of the same incidental music cues featured in Gilligan's Island (1964)
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Although the name of the show in the opening animated title sequence (correctly) reads as "It's About Time," the bumper that immediately precedes the end credits incorrectly redisplays the title as "Its About Time" (sans apostrophe in the word "It's").
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Series was in part inspired by a note a CBS executive gave to Sherward Schwartz for his show Gilligan's Island, suggesting "Gilligan should be giving a pet dinosaur"
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